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Duke Financial Economics Center Offers Mindfulness Training to Duke Students

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Stress, anxiety, and fear of missing out are familiar to Duke students, whether they be undergraduates or Ph.D. students. While there’s no way to avoid that in the world of academia, Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) program coordinator Jennifer Valentyn wants to help equip students... Read More »
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Graduate Students Establish Networks for Environmental Justice and Molecular Simulation

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ph.D. student Wen Wang was among two groups of students who were recently awarded one of two Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants by the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Wang's group is focused on creating a network focusing on... Read More »
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Duke Economics Grad Drafted to New York Giants

Friday, April 26, 2019
Daniel Jones, who graduated from Duke in December with an economics degree, was the number six draft pick for the New York Giants. Jones played quarterback for Duke. 
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Duke Financial Economics Center Names Echavarria, Foreman, and Jüttner 2019 Leadership Award Winners

Friday, April 19, 2019
With the close of every spring semester, the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) awards one to three seniors the DFE Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the center, commitment to mentorship, and initiative in pursuing finance at Duke. DFE faculty have selected Cipriano... Read More »
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Kevin Roberts Wins Annual Marchinal Madness Bracket Challenge

Monday, April 15, 2019
This year’s March Madness was filled with twists and turns. From busted brackets to underdog victories, no one could have predicted how it would turn out. No one except Kevin Roberts, a second-year Ph.D. student who was the undisputed winner of Duke Economics annual Marchinal Madness bracket.... Read More »
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Student Voices: Junior Economics Major Strives for Balance in Her Academic, Professional, and Personal Life

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Abby Sparrow ’20 has always been a numbers person. “Math has been my strong suit in school since I was very young,” said Sparrow, who is now a double major in economics with a finance concentration and mathematics. “Finance is the perfect marriage of my interest in economic... Read More »
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Tim Bollerslev Elected as Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Monday, April 8, 2019
Professor Tim Bollerslev was recently elected as a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. 
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Islam by Numbers

Monday, April 1, 2019
Professor Timur Kiran's review on the relationship between Islam and the economy is quoted in a recent article. 
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Alumni Spotlight: Norma Padrón (MAE '08)

Monday, March 25, 2019
Norma Padrón (MAE ‘08) has always been interested in the intersection of healthcare and economics. She grew up in a small town in south Texas right on the border with Mexico. “I was really interested in understanding the social and economic aspects of the region, particularly those... Read More »
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Duke Economics Alumnus Elected President of National Economic Association

Friday, March 1, 2019
Duke Economics alumnus Omari Swinton was recently elected as the president of the National Economic Association (NEA). Swinton completed both his MA and Ph.D. in economics at Duke (’03 and ’07), and is currently an associate professor of economics at Howard University. Professor... Read More »

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